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THE JURY OF 2022

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Jennifer Lynn Tune

Actor and B.Sc. Psychology

Born to a German mother and British father, Lynn is a bilingual actress and received her degree in the performing arts from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC).

She moved to the US aged 17 and lived, studied, and worked in New York City for 10 years. After relocating to Berlin, she completed her B.Sc. in psychology from Humboldt University in 2020 and has been working with children at risk for the past two years.

She follows her curiosity wherever it takes her and believes in asking better questions, honing empathy, and learning how to truly listen.

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Lily Peppou

B.Sc. / M.Sc. Psychology

Lily Peppou has been an ambassador and partner to Go Mental! since its beginning in 2020.

She is a psychologist with an MSc in Psychiatric Epidemiology and is currently completing her Ph.D. on the determinants of compulsory admissions in Athens, Greece.

She is also a coordinator of the Unit of Social Psychiatry and Psychosocial Care at the University's Mental Health, Neurosciences and Precision Medicine Research Institute "Costas Setfanis".

Furthermore, Lily is a trainee psychoanalyst at the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society and works in a private practice.

She has conducted vast research and has clinical experience in the field of mental health; including the social determinants of mental disorders, stigma, and patient empowerment.

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David Hugo Schmitz

Actor

David Hugo Schmitz is an actor. He recently played the role of Alexander Schmorell in the Instagram-series "Ich bin Sophie Scholl" (eng.: I am Sophie Scholl).

Until 2020, he studied acting at Film University Babelsberg and has since been a permanent ensemble member of Theater Bonn.

Besides acting, he has worked on the short films "Nino" and "Kopfbahnhoff 11:11" in the roles of editor, screenwriter and director.

The latter premiered at the 55th Hofer Filmtage in 2021.

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Leo Anna Thomas

Mental Health First Aider, Well Being Facilitator and Standby Art Director

Leo Anna Thomas (they/them) has 20 years’ experience in the Art Department, 6 of which as a Standby Art Director and is also the film & television industry's first Well Being Facilitator (WBF).

Having experienced bullying and taking the decision to step away from the industry, to look after their mental health in 2009, they returned in 2013, making a promise to speak honestly about their experiences and slowly formed an idea.

Today, the role of WBF is fully insured, educated in health & safety & employment law, writing stress mental health risk assessments, uses talking interventions & active listening to successful signposting to external counselling services that already exist, ultimately helping productions meet their legal duty of care. Leo has worked as WBF on ‘The Lost Girls’, ‘This Way Up2’ & ‘The Peripheral’ so far.

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PD Dr. phil. Martin Holtz

Adj. Professor for American Studies

Martin Holtz earned an MA and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Greifswald in Germany.

He has published two books: American Cinema in Transition: The Western in New Hollywood and Hollywood Now (2011) and Constructions of Agency in American Literature on the War of Independence: War as Action, 1775-1860 (2019).

He currently teaches American literature and film at the University of Graz in Austria.

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